309th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

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309TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Argent on a pale emitting in saltire four lightning flashes azure a key ward to dexter in base, the bow a bear's head, or.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colours argent and azure , the Lexington Minuteman proper. The Statue of the Minuteman, Capt. John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: Sentinels of security

Origin/meaning

Teal blue adn white are the colours formerly used for Army Security Agency organizations. The key symbolizes the unit's mission, the guarding of security. The Golden Bear's head on the key represents the state of California, where the Battalion was activated. The ligthning flashes symbolises electronic communications.

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Literature: Finnegan Army Lineage Series. Picture from Wikimedia Commons.